BOSTON Oct 23

‘Bar Rescue' Host John Taffer to Open New Restaurant in Boston Area

[This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A new tavern concept that has a television personality behind it is on its way to the region. According to a source, Taffer’s Tavern is pla...

  • food & drink Oct 12

    4 Restaurants Now Closed Due to COVID Cases in Portsmouth, NH

    At least four restaurants in the tourist hotspot of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, have now closed due to positive cases of COVID-19. Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe and Flatbread Company announced last week that they were closing after employees at both restaurants tested positive for the coronavirus. The two restaurants are located on the same bl...
  • food & drink Oct 13

    Pizzeria Regina Has Apparently Closed Another Location in Greater Boston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] It looks like another location of one of the best-known pizzerias in New England has shut down. According to a source, Pizzeria Regina in Kingston is no longer in operation, with a check on the website for the company seeming to confirm this, as it is no longer listed within the locations&#8230...
  • boston restaurant talk Oct 9

    Sweetgreen Is Opening a New Location in Massachusetts. Here's Where

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk] A growing chain of dining spots known for its healthy options is opening yet another Boston-area location, with this one on its way to Cambridge. According to its website, Sweetgreen is planning to open a new outlet in Kendall Square, with the Broadway shop joining another one in Cambridge (in H...
  • food & drink Oct 8

    Flour Bakery + Cafe Opens New Location in Boston

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A popular local group of bakery-cafes has just opened a brand new location in Boston. According to an Instagram post, Flour Bakery + Cafe is now open on Cambridge Street in the Charles River Plaza (where Beacon Hill and the West End meet), with this outlet being its ninth location. The post&#82...
  • food & drink Oct 8

    Ruby Tuesday Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    [This story first appeared in Boston Restaurant Talk.] A national chain of casual family-friendly restaurants that has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic has declared bankruptcy. According to Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting, Ruby Tuesday filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy today, with an article from the Resta...
  • food & drink Oct 8

    A Glimmer of Hope for The Kinsale and The Asgard?

    [This story first appeared in Boston Restaurant Talk.] Tuesday, it was mentioned that two of the most popular Irish pubs in the Boston area had closed, but now we have learned that there is still a bit of a chance they could return if all goes well. A message sent to us today from the people behind both places mentions…

  • BOSTON Oct 6

    This Longtime Irish Bar in Boston Just Closed

    It looks like a longtime Irish pub in downtown Boston has closed down. According to two sources (including Jennifer Carp and @crdant, the latter of whom tweeted about it), The Kinsale Irish Pub & Restaurant at Center Plaza is no longer in business, with a sign out front saying that “It is with great sadness to announce that the Kinsale......
  • BOSTON Oct 5

    New Beer Garden to Open Inside Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall

    Another beer garden is on its way to the local area, and this one will be right in the heart of downtown Boston. According to a press release, Ned’s Beer Garden by Sam Adams is opening inside Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall, moving into the the old Parris space which is in the back of Ned Devine’s off the...

  • food & drink Oct 5

    Here's What You Can Bid on at Tuesday's Cheers Auction

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A now-closed Boston bar that was a replica of a watering hole in a beloved sitcom is hitting the auction block this week. According to a press release, a public auction is being held for Cheers at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Tuesday, at 11 a.m., with local auction firm Paul E. Saperstein…...
  • Nusr-Et Boston Oct 1

    Salt Bae's Boston Restaurant Cleared to Reopen After COVID-19 Violations

    The Boston steakhouse owned by the Turkish social media star known as Salt Bae, which was recently closed due to COVID-19 violations, has been cleared to reopen. The city’s licensing board shut down Nusr-Et Boston, which was recently opened by Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gokce, over the weekend. Officials said it posed an “immin...
  • outdoor dining Oct 1

    Boston Restaurants Getting New Lifeline for Outdoor Dining in Fall, Winter

    After a summer where outdoor dining saved many Boston restaurants, the city is offering help for those that want to extend the outdoor dining season even while the weather gets cold. Boston’s Reopen Boston Fund is offering up to $3,000 grants to help restaurants cover equipment that will help them stay open in the fall and winter, the city sa...
  • BOSTON Sep 30

    Here's the New Plan for the Top of the Hub Space at the Prudential Center

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] Earlier this year, an iconic Boston restaurant known in part for its views of the city closed down after more than 50 years in business. Now we have learned that its space could be taken over by a multi-level observation deck. According to an article from The Boston Herald, plans have been subm...
  • food & drink Sep 28

    Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Boston Shut Down by Licensing Board; Hearings Set for Tuesday

    [This story first appeared on Boston Restaurant Talk.] A high-end steakhouse that opened in Boston last weekend has been shut down by the city due to several violations, including at least one that is COVID-related. According to an article from Universal Hub, Nusr-et Steakhouse is currently shuttered, with a note out front saying that the Arli...
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